Configure and Access VPN on your iPhone

by Mike on November 24, 2012

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The iPhone offers mobility and among its several popular features, it also allows you to use a secure and encrypted internet connection using a Virtual Private Network (VPN). The iPhone users can access VPN that acts as a secure tunnel for sending and receiving data using the wireless internet. It connects to a remote network and allows users to communicate from anywhere at any time. VPN access using your iPhone provides the kind of security required by social network administrators. It also supports VPN protocols, PPTP (Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol) and L2TP (Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol).

Configure VPN on your iphone

It is very easy to configure a VPN on your iPhone. Some of the users may not be able to understand the configuration settings. Hence, some instructions will lead them into the right direction for configuring VPN on their iPhone. For configuring, you need to tap on VPN under Network, then go to the Add VPN Configuration and select one of the protocols, such as PPTP and L2TP. Your VPN Company provides configuration settings including server information, account user, password and required encryption level. Fill in the appropriate information correctly and the configuration process is completed.

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If you are unable to fill in the correct information, it is recommended to take help from a technical person or an iPhone user that have previously configured VPN on his/her iPhone. Once a VPN is configured on your iPhone, you can switch it on or off using your device settings.

Configuring VPN on Unlocked 3G iPhone

Some people may think that configuring a VPN on an unlocked 3G iPhone is a difficult task since the 3G access may not be easily available. However, it is not true and connection to a VPN can be achieved in a similar way as on other electronic gadgets of Apple Company. It only requires opening of network settings and entering the correct information provided by your VPN service provider.

Step-by-Step Configuration

If you are not able to configure and access a VPN on your iPhone, then here is a step-by-step process of configuration. You can easily follow these steps and connect to VPN and experience the internet world.

Starting from the home screen of your iPhone, go to the Settings, then General and select Network. Tap on the VPN icon followed by Add VPN Configuration. There will be options available to select the type of encryption or VPN protocol used on your VPN server. Select one protocol from PPTP, L2TP and IPSec. Your VPN service provider will give you this information that is required for remote access of VPN. Enter the details of VPN server including the username and server IP address and give this connection a new name. You should enter the password if you want your VPN server to sign in automatically, otherwise leave it blank if you want your iPhone to ask every time before connecting. Enable the option of sending all traffic and save the VPN settings. To connect to VPN, slide the switch on and access the remote network.

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